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Vin Diesel Confirms ‘The Last Witch Hunter 2’ Is In the Works at Lionsgate

While chatting with Diesel for his March 13th release Bloodshot, I asked him how he forges forward when a passion project doesn’t pan out as hoped. Using The Last Witch Hunter as an example, Diesel explained:
“When a Last Witch Hunter comes out and it doesn’t destroy the box office you, under the old thinking, would go, ‘Well, maybe I should focus on something else.’ But nowadays what’s fascinating is that movies find you somehow.”
From the distributor perspective, big budget movies finding an audience kind of has to happen during the theatrical rollout to justify the expense. But Diesel does make a good point when you consider how accessible movies become thanks to streaming and VOD platforms after their big screen runs. If getting eyes on your finished product is the main concern, box office receipts aren’t the be all, end all:
“As an artist, the more experienced I get, the more I am appreciating just the fact that my work somehow finds you and that you get to experience it at your own time and at your own pace, and I’m less concerned – and maybe it’s because of accolades. Maybe it’s because I’m a part of Avengers or I’m a part of Disney, I’m a part of Guardians and I’m a part of Fast and I’ve had so much of that wonderful experience that I think the higher thinking becomes – when people tell me that they love the Witch Hunter, and they want to see Michael Caine and I go into another one, I go, ‘Wow!’”
You know what that “wow” reaction has lead to? Discussions about a Last Witch Hunter 2:
“Lionsgate is coming and saying, ‘We’re putting a writer on for the next one.’ That’s kinda cool! … And this is just recent, by the way. But it’s funny that you mentioned Last Witch Hunter because I’m in a meeting with Lionsgate and they’re actively creating the sequel to The Last Witch Hunter.”

via Collider
 

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Vin Diesel Confirms ‘The Last Witch Hunter 2’ Is In the Works at Lionsgate

While chatting with Diesel for his March 13th release Bloodshot, I asked him how he forges forward when a passion project doesn’t pan out as hoped. Using The Last Witch Hunter as an example, Diesel explained:

From the distributor perspective, big budget movies finding an audience kind of has to happen during the theatrical rollout to justify the expense. But Diesel does make a good point when you consider how accessible movies become thanks to streaming and VOD platforms after their big screen runs. If getting eyes on your finished product is the main concern, box office receipts aren’t the be all, end all:

You know what that “wow” reaction has lead to? Discussions about a Last Witch Hunter 2:


via Collider
Theses days theatrical runs are really just an advertisement for sales on the back end. (For the 75% of movies that are not Blockbuster tentpole films)
the real money is made after the theatrical run For the majority of films.